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Listen to free audio books and poetry recordings! This library of audio books and poetry features digital recordings and MP3's from the Naropa Poetics Audio Archive, LibriVox, Project Gutenberg, Maria Lectrix, and Internet Archive users.


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May 12, 2012 L. Frank Baum
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LibriVox recording of THE ROAD TO OZ, by L. FRANK BAUM. Read by Phil Chenevert Dorothy and Toto set out to help the Shaggy Man (who really is very shaggy) and end up lost, following a strange new road. Along the way they meet Button Bright, a little boy who is not really very bright at all, The Rainbow's Daughter, the Fox King and many other curious creatures including the deadly Scoodlers who want to make soup of them and the Musicker who can't stop making music. But the adventurers make their...
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Mar 31, 2012 L. Frank Baum
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LibriVox recording of Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, by L. Frank Baum. Read by Phil Chenevert. Dorothy is swallowed by an earthquake! And that is just the start of Dorothy's adventures in this exciting and fun book. She and her kitten, Eureka are on their way home and stop to visit a relative in California. But the earthquake opens the ground under their feet and everyone, including the horse and buggy and her cousin Zeb fall deep, deep into the earth. Down there they find they can walk on air,...
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Sep 6, 2011 L. Frank Baum
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LibriVox recording of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Read by Phil Chenevert. The story chronicles the adventures of a girl named Dorothy Gale in the Land of Oz. As Baum says in the introduction "It aspires to being a modernized fairy tale, in which the wonderment and joy are retained and the heartaches and nightmares are left out." And it succeeds wonderfully. It is one of the best-known stories in American popular culture and has been widely translated. This is the...
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Topics: librivox, audio, children, baum, oz
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Apr 4, 2011 L. Frank Baum
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LibriVox recording of American Fairy Tales by L. Frank Baum. Read by Matthew Reece. This collection of fantasy stories was originally serialized in regional newspapers, prior to being published as a complete volume. The stories, as critics have noted, lack the high-fantasy aspect of the best of Baum's work, in Oz or out. With ironic or nonsensical morals attached to their ends, their tone is more satirical, glib, and tongue-in-cheek than is usual in children's stories; the serialization in...
Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, adventure, fiction, humor, short stories
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Feb 28, 2011 L. Frank Baum
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LibriVox dramatic recording of Ozma of Oz, by L. Frank Baum. Ozma of Oz was the third title in the Oz series by L. Frank Baum. In this book Dorothy is shipwrecked and lands on the shores of a fairy country that adjoins Oz, the land of Ev. There she meets Tiktok, a wind-up mechanical man; a talking chicken, Billina; and Ozma, the girl ruler of Oz who is leading a quest to rescue the royal family of Ev from their captivity by the Nome King. Dorothy is also reunited with her old friends, the...
Topics: Librivox, audiobook, dramatic reading, Oz, fantasy, children, children's fiction, fiction
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Jun 11, 2010 L. Frank Baum
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LibriVox recording of The Patchwork Girl of Oz, by L. Frank Baum. Read by LibriVox volunteers. An unlucky Munchkin boy named Ojo must travel around Oz gathering the ingredients for an antidote to the Liquid of Petrifaction which has turned his beloved uncle Unc Nunkie and the wife of the Liquid's creator into marble statues. Ojo is joined by the patchwork girl Scraps, Dorothy, Dr. Pipt's Glass Cat, the Woozy, the Shaggy Man, the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman. They eventually visit the Emerald...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, fiction, children, young adult, Oz, Wizard of Oz
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Apr 23, 2010 L. Frank Baum
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LibriVox recording of The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, by L. Frank Baum. Read by Jedopi. This wonderful children’s short story tells all about the youth, manhood and old age of Santa Claus and how he became immortal. (Introduction by jedopi) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader,...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, fiction, children, young adult, Santa Claus, fables, Christmas, fairy tales
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Jan 22, 2010 L. Frank Baum
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This is a LibriVox collaborative recording of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum. The timeless story of the Wizard Of Oz. Follow Dorothy as she leaves Kansas for Oz on a cyclone. She meets many strange, and wonderful people and creatures along the way. Enjoy it again with your children and family. (Summary by J. Hall) Characters: Aunt Em: jenny Dorothy: Sibella The Scarecrow: Kaffen The Tin Woodman: DSayers The Cowardly Lion: padraigo The Witch of the North: jenny Munchkin 1: Annoying...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, tornado, witch of the west, kids' stories, children, yellow brick road
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Aug 13, 2009 L. Frank Baum
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LibriVox recording of Glinda of Oz, by L. Frank Baum. Glinda of Oz is the fourteenth Land of Oz book and is the last one written by the original author L. Frank Baum, although the series was continued after his death by several other authors. Dorothy and Ozma discover that a war is brewing in a distant and unexplored part of Oz, between two mysterious races, the Flatheads and the Skeezers. The girls set out to try to prevent the fighting, not knowing what dangers await them. (Summary by Lucy...
Topics: librivox, children, fantasy, literature, baum, audiobook, adventure
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Jul 21, 2009 L. Frank Baum.
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LibriVox recording of The Magic of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Read by Piper Hale L. Frank Baum's last beloved Oz book before his death, this story deals with the discovery of a powerful magic word by a young boy from Oz, who immediately is plunged head-first into adventure through his discovery. (Summary by Piper Hale) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
Topics: ficrion, children, magic, oz, baum, audio books, librivox
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Oct 22, 2008 L. Frank Baum
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LibriVox recording of The Tin Woodman of Oz, by L. Frank Baum. Read by Luke Nelson. The Tin Woodman of Oz is the twelfth Land of Oz book written by L. Frank Baum and was originally published on May 13, 1918. The Tin Woodman is unexpectedly reunited with his Munchkin sweetheart Nimmie Amee from the days when he was flesh and blood. This was a backstory from The Wizard of Oz. (Summary from Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover...
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Topics: audiobook, literature, librivox, children, Oz, tin woodsman, sweetheart, adventure
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Mar 31, 2008 L. Frank Baum
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Librivox recording of 'Rinkitink in Oz', by L. Frank Baum. Read by Judy Bieber Rinkitink in Oz is the tenth book in the Oz series written by L. Frank Baum, first published in 1916. It was originally written in 1905 as a stand alone fantasy work and subequently rewritten as an Oz book. Therefore, most of the action takes place outside of Oz in neighboring fairy countries. It tells the story of Prince Inga's quest to rescue his parents from captivity after his island home is ravaged by enemies....
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Feb 19, 2008 L. Frank Baum
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The Scarecrow of Oz is the ninth book set in the Land of Oz written by L. Frank Baum. Published on July 16, 1915, it was Baum's personal favorite of the Oz books and tells of Cap'n Bill and Trot journeying to Oz and, with the help of the Scarecrow, overthrowing the cruel King Krewl of Jinxland. Summary courtesy Wikipedia Narrated by Cori Samuel , Ed Good , Gesine , Kara Shallenberg , Kira Belkin , Kelly Harmon , K.O. Munley , Lucy Burgoyne , Timothy H. VanderWall , Patrick Beverley , Riccardo ,...
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Topics: oz, baum, fantasy, children, fiction
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Jun 14, 2007 L. Frank Baum
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Librivox recording of 'Ozma of Oz', by L. Frank Baum. Read by Judy Bieber Ozma of Oz was the third title in the Oz series by L. Frank Baum. In this book Dorothy is shipwrecked and lands on the shores of a fairy country that adjoins Oz, the land of Ev. There she meets Tiktok, a wind up mechanical man, a talking chicken, Billina, and Ozma, the girl ruler of Oz who is leading a quest to rescue the royal family of Ev from their captivity by the Nome King. Dorothy is also reunited with her old...
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Jun 2, 2007 L. Frank Baum
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Librivox recording of Tik-Tok of Oz , by L. Frank Baum. Betsy Bobbin encounters many strange and exciting adventures and people in the land of Oz; a side-plot is Queen Ann of Oogaboo’s mission to take over Oz. (Summary by Ryan T.) Read by Librivox volunteers For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. M4B format available For more free audiobooks, or...
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Mar 25, 2007 L. Frank Baum
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Librivox recording of The Master Key, by L. Frank Baum. Read by Judy Bieber The Master Key was one of Baum’s earliest full length fantasy books for children, published in 1901 just one year after The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The protagonist, Rob, while experimenting in his workshop, accidentally summons up an electrical fairy who presents him with electrical devices so advanced as to seem magical. His gifts include a flying contraption, a stun gun, and something resembling an omniscient...
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Mar 10, 2007 L. Frank Baum
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Librivox recording of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The timeless story of the Wizard Of Oz. Follow Dorothy as she leaves Kansas for Oz on a cyclone. She meets many strange, and wonderful people and creatures along the way. Enjoy it again with your children and family. Summary by J. Hall For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free...
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Jan 18, 2007 L. Frank Baum
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Whether Mother Goose was a real person or a myth, the songs that are attributed to her name are what we remember from our childhood. Some of these nursery rhymes are complete tales in themselves. There are others which are mere suggestions, leaving the imagination to weave in the details of the story. Many of the rhymes’ origins even at the time of this book’s writing could be traced back decades or centuries. L. Frank Baum in 1897, while living in Chicago, collected the rhymes and created...
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Dec 23, 2006 L. Frank Baum
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LibriVox recording of The Lost Princess of Oz, by L. Frank Baum. Read by Mark F. Smith. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. Download M4B (144MB)
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Dec 16, 2006 L. Frank Baum
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LibriVox recording of The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum. Read by Kristin LeMoine. This story of Santa Claus veers away slightly from the traditional stories of his beginnings. L. Frank Baum creates a world of fantasy that surrounds Santa Claus’s life. Orphaned at an infant he is found by the nymph Necile, who convinces the great Ak to allow her to raise Claus for her own. As he grows older he meets his fellow humans, and sees the neglect of children. This sets him on the...
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Topics: audiobook, librivox, audio book, santa claus, santa, baum
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Oct 2, 2006 L. Frank Baum
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Librivox recording of 'The Emerald City of Oz', by L. Frank Baum. Read by Judy Bieber The Emerald City of Oz (1910) was the sixth Oz book written by L. Frank Baum, a title he hoped would be the last. In this book, Dorothy and her impoverished Uncle Henry and Aunt Em are on the brink of losing their Kansas farm. Consequently, Ozma invites them all to live in the Emerald City. They then explore the countryside, visiting a series of strange beings including the Cuttenclips, the Fuddles, the...
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Jul 19, 2006 L. Frank Baum
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LibriVox recording of The Little Wizard Stories of Oz, by L. Frank Baum. Read by Maddie. The "Little Wizard Stories of Oz" are six short stories written by L. Frank Baum in 1913. By all accounts, Baum intended to finish the Oz series with "The Emerald City of Oz," published in 1910. Following that, he attempted to write non-Oz books, publishing "The Sea Fairies" in 1911 and "Sky Island" in 1912. But, (as Baum himself laments in the prefaces of many of his...
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May 31, 2006 L. Frank Baum
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Librivox recording of Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, by L. Frank Baum. Read by Judy Bieber Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz was the fourth of 14 Oz books written by L. Frank Baum (1856-1919). Published in 1908, while Baum was resident in Coronado, California, it is considered one of the "darker" of the Oz tales. However, it also is enlivened by Baum's considerable wit, penchant for puns, and dry social commentary. In this title, Dorothy, her kitten Eureka, Jim, a cab horse, and Zeb, a...
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Feb 24, 2006 L. Frank Baum
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Librivox recording of The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum. The Marvelous Land of Oz is the second of the Oz books. It follows the adventures of the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and Tip. The Emerald City has been taken over by the Army of Revolt, and our adventurous friends need the help of Glinda the Good to return it to its rightful ruler. (Summary by Paul Harvey) Read by Paul Harvey. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
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Oct 17, 2005 L. Frank Baum
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LibriVox recording of "The Road to Oz," by L. Frank Baum. The Road to Oz takes Dorothy and her friends on an adventure in Oz to a grand party in honor of Ozma's birthday. It all starts near her home on Uncle Henry's farm in Kansas when she tries to help a shaggy stranger find the road he is seeking. On the way they find a young boy, Button-Bright, and together they get lost, only to find themselves in the fairylands of Oz. Once again in the Land of Oz, Dorothy and her friends...
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